Attorney Profile

Jonathan J. KleinJonathan J. Klein practices primarily in the following areas of law: Commercial, Civil, Tax and Securities Litigation; Criminal Defense; Tax Assessment Appeals; Appeals in all State and Federal Courts; Corporate Law; Administrative Law; Landlord/Tenant Law, Military Law; Zoning Law

Admitted: 1981, New York, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1985, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1986, Connecticut, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals; 1993, U.S. Tax Court

Law School: Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1980

College: Yeshiva University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977

Member: Greater Bridgeport (Litigation Committee) and Connecticut (Veterans’ and Military Affairs Committee) Bar Associations.

Author: “The Taxability of Heart and Hypertension Benefits and Related Municipal Disability Pensions,” Compensation Quarterly, Spring 2010.

Biography: Trial Defense Counsel, U.S. Army Trial Defense Service, 1981-1984; Senior Special Counsel, Department of Enforcement, New York Stock Exchange, 1984-1987. Attorney Trial Referee and Fact Finder, Connecticut Superior Court, 2002—. Bridgeport Board of Fire Commissioners, 2004-2014 (President, 2013-2014). Director, Hillel Academy, 1987—2011. Instructor, Military Law, U.S. Army ROTC, University of Connecticut, 1994-2004. Military Law Commentator, News 12 Connecticut, 2001-2003.

Military: Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.), Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Active duty 1981-1984; Reserve, 1984-2004.

Languages: Hebrew

Reported Cases: United States v. Jefferson, 22 MJ 315 (C.M.A. 1986) (briefed and argued as amicus curiae on behalf of the Committee on Military Justice and Military Affairs of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York); Bannon v. Schwartz, 215 Conn. 633, 577 A.2d 1025 (1990); Barnett v. Barnett, 26 Conn. App. 355, 600 A.2d 1055 (1992); Green v. Commissioner, 67 T.C.M. 3074, Dec. 49,897 (M), T.C. Memo 1994-264, (U.S. Tax Court, 1994), affirmed, 60 F.3d 142 (2d Cir. 1995); Cody v. Ward, 954 F.Supp. 43, Blue Sky L. Rep. ¶74,151 (D.Conn. 1997); Davenport v. Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut, 46 Conn. Supp. 411, 754 A.2d 225 (1999); Breiner v. State Dental Commission, 57 Conn. App. 700, 750 A.2d 1111 (2000); Schlicher v. Schwartz, 58 Conn. App. 80, 752 A.2d 517 (2000); Citibank (South Dakota), N.A. v. Gifesman, 63 Conn. App. 188, 773 A.2d 993 (2001); Cottman Transmission Systems, Inc. v. Hocap Corp., 71 Conn.App. 632, 803 A.2d 402 (2002); Efthimiou v. Smith, 268 Conn. 499, 846 A.2d 222 (2004); Luysterborghs v. Pension and Retirement Board of the City of Milford, 50 Conn.Supp. 351, 927 A.2d 385 (2007); Total Recycling Services of Connecticut, Inc. v. Connecticut Oil Recycling Services, LLC, 114 Conn.App. 671, 970 A.2d 807 (2009); D’Amato Investments, LLC v. Sutton, 117 Conn.App. 418, 978 A.2d 1135 (2009); Roque v. U.S., 676 F.Supp.2d 36 (D.Conn. 2009); Total Recycling Services of Connecticut, Inc. v. Connecticut Oil Recycling Services, LLC, 129 Conn.App. 296, 20 A.3d 716 (2011), rev’d, 308 Conn. 312, 63 A.3d 896 (2013); Koutsoukos v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., 173 Conn.App. 655, 49 A.3d 302 (2012); Keeper’s, Inc. v. ATGCKG Realestate, LLC, 146 Conn.App. 789, 80 A.3d 88 (2013), cert. denied, 311 Conn. 913, 84 A.3d 881 (2014); Red Buff Rita, Inc. v. Manuel Moutinho, 151 Conn.App. 549, 96 A.3d. 581 (2014); Douglas Gilmore, Executor v. Pawn King, Inc., 313 Conn. 535, 98 A.3d 808 (2014).

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